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04
19
2017

Defining Long-Toss

Recently, a third study was published on long-toss which brought to light some interesting data. Pitchers, PCs, and ATCs with five MLB teams completed an anonymous survey on personal use of long-toss and their perception of distance and throwing mechanics. The results of this survey show that player...

12
27
2016

Does Arm Speed in Pitchers Matter?

A common criticism of training using overload/underload implements is that training using weighted balls only trains arm speed, and that such a training method either: Increases the chance of an arm-related injury Doesn’t improve velocity as arm speed is similar across all ages despite differi...

01
28
2013

The Facts Behind Long Toss Training in Baseball

Long toss in baseball has become a hotly-debated topic as it pertains to training pitchers and position players alike. Popularized by Alan Jaeger, recent proponents of “extreme” long toss include 2011 MLB draft standouts Trevor Bauer and Dylan Bundy, who both have no problem getting the...

10
26
2011

A Few Words About the 2011 Baseball Offseason

Well, the 2011 baseball offseason has officially arrived at Driveline Baseball / Driveline Athletics. My last fall ball game was over the weekend, and all of our clients have finished their fall ball, tennis, or are training for the 2012 season anyway (a former pro and Olympic pitcher trying to get...

06
28
2011

4 Great Reasons To Throw Weighted Baseballs

Update July 2016: At the time of publishing we made the claim that underweight balls were safer than 5 oz baseballs. After years of continuing research and validated  research by other third parties, we now know that underload throws are more stressful. For more on this read: Weighted Baseballs Safe...

05
13
2011

Why Have I Lost Fastball Velocity?

Pitchers at all levels can lose fastball velocity – the meal ticket – over a season and wonder to themselves: What’s the deal? If you’re one of those pitchers who is seeing a drop in velocity despite no mechanical changes and no apparent injury, I have a very simple answer fo...

03
28
2011

Lack of Fitness: In-Season Programming Gone Wrong

In-season programming for baseball athletes is a tricky subject. Eric Cressey has written a lot about the subject as of late, and I highly recommend you check it out. But I wanted to tackle some of the specific cases we’ve seen in our facility lately, and show how in-season programming can be...

02
07
2011

Velocity Development Program: Strength and Power

(This is the second in a series of posts detailing the Velocity Development Program at Driveline Baseball.) As we talked about in the Throwing portion of the Velocity Development Program, adding velocity to your fastball and becoming a better baseball athlete is simple. But not easy. Strength Throwi...